Sundays with Hope

Are you curious about faith? Looking for a church to call home? 

We’d love to meet you

If you’d like to chat beforehand, either virtually or in person, just let us know.

September 2021 update…

We meet in a shop unit within Templars Square Shopping Centre

twice a month for ‘Sunday Service’

and twice a month for ‘Sunday Breakfast’ .

For now, we have chosen to continue wearing face coverings for in-person meetings wherever possible.

We will also continue to livestream as much as possible for those who are not able to make it in person.

Sunday Service

(1st and 3rd sundays)

We gather on these Sundays to worship and encounter God through stories, an inspirational talk from the bible, and a time of music and creativity.    

(This is in person at Templars Square: 39-41 Pound Way, OX4 3XX)

Refreshments from 10:00am (10:30 start)      – Downstairs

Coffee and light snacks available from 10am. At 10:30am, the service starts and after updates and reflections on recent events, there’s a talk. It’s purpose is to bring life from the Bible, share experiences, and apply the teachings of Jesus to our everyday lives. 

Following the talk, we have a time of worship together, led by musicians and other creatives, and we make space for those that want to receive personal prayer at the end.

Hope Kids (children + carer/s)     – Upstairs

Children (age 5-11) get the chance to engage with stories and a whole range of activities and games centered around an inspiring Bible theme.

We’d suggest booking kids in by 10:15am, and depending on numbers, we may ask one of their parents/carers to accompany their children. (Unfortunately our current venue requires kids/carers to be able to get upstairs, and there is no disabled access)

Sunday Breakfast at 10am

(2ND and 4th sundays)

(This is in person at Templars Square: 39-41 Pound Way, OX4 3XX)

Inspired by the last minute banquet in 2019 (see picture above), we’ve decided to trial Sunday Breakfast as a way of getting all ages together.

We’ll take covid-safe precautions , and set ourselves in groups to eat breakfast together at 10am.

At 10.30am, we have a break out time with crafts and games for children under the age of 11, and their parents/carers.  Here we explore God’s big story for the world and our lives. Our favourite rule is ‘have fun’!

From 10:30, the adults without kids get a chance to continue conversations and share experiences in a supportive environment. It’s a great way to find out more about Hope Oxford, be encouraged and for those interested, to explore how to get involved in the community projects we run.

The invitation is open to anyone, whatever your perspective on God and faith. You’re welcome.

Start time: 10:00am Breakfast (Downstairs)

Young People on Week 2 and 4

We might be small but we are passionate about young people and engaging them in exploring and practicing the way Jesus lived. In 2020 we started a new gathering for young people, year 6 to 9, and there is potential for older youth to be able to help out. We want to create a safe place where questions about God and life are encouraged. There’ll also be lots of fun (as that’s important!) and we want to engage young people in shaping these gatherings and making them a highlight, something they’d want to invite their friends to.

If you, like us, love young people we’d love to hear from you as we look to develop a team. (Text 07971828408 or complete the ‘make a difference’ form)

4pm (contact us for more information)